Enthone Introduces Decorative and Hard Chrome PFOS-Free Processes
Meet EPA Requirements
WEST HAVEN, CT, May 3, 2011– Enthone, Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, has introduced a family of PFOS-free wetting agents / fume suppressants (WAFS) for decorative and hard chrome applications. Each process offers surface finishers environmentally sound, high performance solutions that address the pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules significantly impacting the use of Perfluorinated Octane Sulfonate (PFOS) fume suppressants for plating processes.
ENTHONE® PFOS-free solutions minimize air emissions, while reducing worker exposure to hexavalent chromium. Transitioning from PFOS-containing processes now, ensures an uninterrupted chemistry supply and service when the new EPA regulations take effect. Specifically, the processes include:
• ANKOR® Wetting Agent FF: effectively prevents misting from decorative hexavalent chrome solutions based on formation of a foam blanket.
• ANKOR® PF1: designed to reduce the surface tension of hexavalent chrome solutions with low foam generation. It is stable at elevated temperatures and can be used to reduce misting in operations such as hard chrome, decorative chrome and anodizing.
• UDIQUE® Wetting Agent PF2: low foaming wetting agent that also reduces surface tensions designed for use in chromic acid etch solutions found in plating on plastics applications.
The final rule from EPA is expected to be approved later this year. Once enacted, the law will restrict the use of PFOS-based wetting agent/fume suppressants (WAFS) used in chromic acid anodizing, decorative chromium electroplating and hard chromium electroplating.
Brian DeWald, Director of Marketing and Commercial Development, Enthone Americas said, “By adopting a proactive approach to the PFOS issue years ago, Enthone is able deliver uninterrupted service and an uninterrupted chemistry supply to our customers now faced with needing to make the move to a more environmentally-friendly alternative.”
For more information on ENTHONE PFOS-free processes, visit www.enthone.com/PFOSfree.
Enthone Inc. is a business of Cookson Electronics www.cooksonelectronics.com. The company is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone manufactures, markets and distributes its functional, decorative and electronic processes that are used in printed wiring board, semiconductor, photovoltaic, automotive, energy, aerospace, jewelry, and plumbing applications. For more information, please visit www.enthone.com.
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Enthone Introduces TRILYTE® Dusk Trivalent Chromium Plating Process
WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, August 12, 2010 – Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, has introduced TRILYTE® Dusk trivalent chromium plating process. The environmentally friendly process deposits a dark decorative chromium layer over bright or satin nickel deposits.
TRILYTE Dusk produces a dark, lustrous coating that is ideally suited for a diversity of decorative automotive (e.g. door handles, grill, exterior molding) and household (e.g. lighting, cabinet hardware, furniture, appliance, sanitary fixtures) applications where fashion finishes are critical to product differentiation. The “warm” color provides a distinctive finish for interior applications.
TRILYE Dusk passes 80 hours of CASS (in conjunction with multilayer nickel systems), thereby meeting most OEM exterior specifications. Color reproduction and parts matching is consistently achieved due to the processes’ stable chemistry and easy operation that results in highest yields and quality. TRILYTE Dusk operating solutions remain extremely stable over time, even when operated infrequently, resulting in fewer expensive treatments, additive adjustments and solution replacements for the applicator. Additionally, the process uses graphite anodes avoiding the high start-up and maintenance costs associated with the use of MOX (iridium alloy) anodes. TRILYTE Dusk meets local environmental standards at a decreased cost due to reduced water and air treatment requirements, along with the associated monitoring time.
The TRILYTE Dusk deposit is consistent over normal current density ranges and is UV stable. The process is tolerate to current interruptions, provides more uniform metal distribution and reduces or eliminates high current density burning as compared to conventional hexavalent systems. For further information, visit www.enthone.com or download the TRILYTE Dusk Fact Sheet.
Enthone Inc. is a business of Cookson Electronics. The company is a leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings used in the electronics and surface finishing industries. Enthone manufactures markets and distributes its functional, decorative and electronic processes that are used in printed wiring board, semiconductor, photovoltaic, automotive, aerospace, jewelry, and plumbing applications. For more information, please visit www.enthone.com.
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Enthone: A High Performance Specialty Chemical Company
Enthone: A High Performance Specialty Chemical Company
Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, is a leading global supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone manufactures, markets and distributes its functional, decorative and electronic processes that are used in printed wiring board, semiconductor, photovoltaic, automotive, energy, aerospace, jewelry, and plumbing applications. Leading OEMs worldwide depend on Enthone to enhance wear and corrosion protection, improve appearance, enable electronic performance and add Value to their process.
ENTHONE PFOS-free solutions minimize air emissions, while reducing worker exposure to hexavalent chromium.
Decorative coatings. Enthone makes trumpets shine and jewelry sparkle. And as parts become lighter, value-added Enthone processes become more popular. From automobile grills, trim, bumpers, wheels, plumbing and lighting fixtures to metal furniture, household appliances and musical instruments, Enthone decorative plating processes make products look and work their best!
Functional coatings. Enthone functional coatings deliver exceptional corrosion protection and wear resistance on automotive parts, oil and gas industry equipment, medical instruments, aerospace and other industrial components. Enthone conversion coatings, topcoats and seals improve the quality, appearance and corrosion performance of ferrous metals used for automotive components, building hardware and fasteners. Biological cleaning processes are designed to reduce or eliminate process waste.
Printed Wiring Board Fabrication. Enthone PWB fabrication processes are widely specified and used by the world's leading PWB fabricators, assemblers and OEMs. Products include lead-free final finishes, metallization processes and liquid dielectrics, acid coppers, oxide alternatives, and solder masks have become the industry standards for high yields and hassle-free fabrication.
Electronics Materials. In addition to PWB fabrication and assembly, Enthone offers leading precious and non-precious metal coatings for microelectronics including connector, leadframe, semiconductor and other electronic industry applications.